Guardian Angel’s Chapel

Close up of the Guardian Angel's Chapel Winchester

The Guardian Angel’s Chapel in Winchester Cathedral was painted in 1241. King Henry III, also known as Henry of Winchester was baptised in the cathedral in 1207. He was the son of King John and assumed the throne at just nine years of age. He was fortunate in having three great men standing beside him,…

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Hampshire Churches Stained Glass

Hampshire churches stained glass

Hampshire Churches Stained Glass Stained and painted glass has filled the the windows of our parish churches and great cathedrals for over a thousand years. There are so many beautiful stained glass windows in Hampshire churches that on our history foraging expeditions we make sure to capture as many images of them as possible. These…

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Kings Somborne Church Carvings

Kings Somborne church carvings

Kings Somborne church carvings, it’s the little things that can sometimes have the greatest impact when searching out Hampshire history, as in the church at Kings Somborne.

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Bramley Church Wall Paintings

Bramley church

The Bramley church of St James has the most magnificent Medieval wall paintings, hidden from view for nearly 300 years beneath a lime wash, they are simply beautiful.

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Hampshire Baptismal Fonts

Baptismal Font Portchester

Hampshire baptismal fonts range from the Saxon to the modern with an outstanding collection of Norman and Medieval fonts. The historical significance of the baptismal font is immense. Baptism is one of only two rites, the other being the Eucharist, for which there is Biblical authority and as such the act of baptism, in a…

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Hampshire Church Treasure Hinton Ampner No 15

All Saints church in Hinton Ampner has a Hampshire church treasure tucked away on its vestry door and reminds us of a time when the English Civil War was in full flight and heading for the southern counties of England.

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